Earlier in the year I wrote an article on Stir Up Sunday, for my local newspaper, the Jersey Evening Post. This was the time when families traditionally gathered together and made their Christmas pudding. I thought it would be good to come up with an alternative that was lighter but still very in keeping with all the other festive recipes I love so much. After some experimenting in the kitchen, I think I came up with a great alternative.
So today was a Sunday off and the girls wanted to bake Christmas cupcakes. If you follow the blog you know I have a great, go to chocolate cupcake recipe ( see my Scary Halloween Double Chocolate Cupcakes ). So, it was just a matter of finding some fun way to decorate them. Flicking through magazines and online in the run to the festive season is a great way to find inspiration and I had already seen an idea for Christmas Tree light cakes I wanted to put a spin on.
The best ever Christmas Tree Brownies. We had some great family fun today baking a tray of my failsafe Best Ever Brownie and getting festive decorating them as Christmas trees. All you and your little ones need ( or indeed just you if you don’t have kids as an excuse ), are some suitable edible decorations and some green food colouring.
Why Christmas Pudding Triple Chocolate Cookies? The family loves baking biscuits and cookies ( and eating them! ) and this year I wanted to do something different. As the girls are getting a little older, we can be a bit more ambitious in our bakes and these are really delicious. Who doesn’t like a classic slightly chewy chocolate cookie loaded with chocolate pieces? This is a fun twist on a festive favourite.